Monthly Archives: March 2013

Where are You Looking?

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen!

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Don’t Go It Alone


“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

We try to say prayers as a family every night.

Even as my kids have gotten older, it’s part of our bedtime routine and I love the time together—the craziness of the day settled, for the moment.

I love hearing the things Katie and Luke pray for and the way it gives me a glimpse of what’s on their minds.

One night, after the kids had gone to bed, Katie came back downstairs to get a glass of water. After she filled her glass, she walked over to me and gave me a hug.

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When You Need a Clipping

I’m a girly girl.

I don’t leave home without lipstick or gloss. Accessories are a not an option, they are a necessity. I like pink, and if it sparkles I love it.

So you might find it strange I hate long nails. Perhaps it’s the way they click on my keyboard when I type that sends me over the edge. Nevertheless, I try to keep them cut short.

Today as I was responding to some emails, I noticed the clickity clack of my nails on the keyboard. I stopped to inspect. Shocked at the long length, I hopped up and ran to the bathroom to retrieve my clippers.

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Lean Heavy When Life is Hard

Life has been very hard for me lately. It’s still hard to admit that, but getting easier as I realize that my vulnerability = grace for others. But harder even than admitting depression and exhaustion is the task of writing something encouraging for others.

I don’t have a faith-filled testimony about God carrying me through a difficult time. I’ve been neglecting time with God and turning instead to chocolate and ice cream and reality TV.

I don’t have ever-loving words to say about my children. They’ve been driving me near the brink of insanity.

I don’t have marriage counsel. We’re as opposite as ever and struggling every day to figure out how to live in the same house.

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A Great Exchange

Can I be honest and just share my heart with you today?

I need Jesus.

And in all honesty all I have to offer you today and everyday really is Jesus, and He is more than enough. Right? I woke up this morning with the heavy weight of my little world on my heart, overwhelmed by all of the responsibilities scattered across my day.

It was heavy, too heavy for this stretched wife and momma just trying to do it all in one day, everyday.

I needed Jesus.

I needed to be overwhelmed by His beauty and truth. I needed to be reminded that I’m not alone and that He doesn’t expect for me to be perfect, He is with me and He is perfect so that I don’t have to be.

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My Esther Moment

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 NIV

Last month, I spent a couple of weeks studying the Book of Esther. I knew I would enjoy it and learn a lot, but I didn’t expect God would use it to speak to me. I shouldn’t have been surprised.

God uses what we know and where we are to speak to us.

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Are You Ready To Face The Day?

Every day we are faced with a myriad of choices. We choose everything from our simple breakfast at home to the specific details of our coffee order at Starbucks. Still the most important choices we make are not what we choose at the breakfast table or the coffee shop, but instead, those choices which impact our inner person, and if neglected have far greater consequences than a poor breakfast choice or high priced beverage at Starbucks.

So today’s menu is fare for your inner man. The one that is craving more than a bagel and latte. Nutrition for the soul and nourishment to carry you through the day as well as “to infinity and beyond!”,  

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In The Blink Of An Eye

I remember the day she was born. Dark head of hair, with big brown eyes staring back at me. This precious gift, my first, how I longed to lead her well.

The age of five came, with fancy dresses, straw hats and tea party and a great big personality began to emerge. She loved to sing and dance and her smile brightened every room. Her laughter warmed her daddy’s heart and I couldn’t bare the thought of her growing up. Oh Lord, can you slow the time down?

Pre-teen years were not as bad as some would say. She, growing into her own personality — a dreamer, a lover of books, learning about fashion and make-up.

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